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Customer Acquisition and the Entry Level iPhone

From an industry and market standpoint, a lower-cost iPhone certainly has the potential to shake up the market. In what ways we can only speculate but there are a few points about an entry level … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 13th, 2013

With Help From Silicon Valley, America To Dominate The 21st Century

America will dominate the 21st century – economically and culturally – thanks to our dominance in technology. Mobile technologies, supplemented by social connectivity, integrated with real-time data, enhanced by location-aware services and all supported by … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 12th, 2013

The Great Wall of Amazon

I love shopping from Amazon. I always have and as long as they are around–which will be a long time–I always will. There are aspects of this statement I just made that need to be … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 9th, 2013
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NSA, Google Glass, and Confirmation Bias

Two stories that were literally too good to be true made news this week, one of them silly, the other much more serious. But the fact that both got wide circulation before being corrected shows … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 8th, 2013
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“Android Dominance” Is An Oxymoron

Alarm Bells Should Be Ringing At Apple: It’s Getting Absolutely Creamed By Android, Which Now Controls ~80% Of The Smartphone Market ~ Jay Yarrow, Business Insider No, it’s not. Definition of an oxymoron: A figure … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 8th, 2013
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Bezos and The Washington Post: Mr. Disruption Buys a Newspaper

You’d think a newspaper would be the last business in need of disruption. Yet Jeff Bezos, whose is the most disruptive force in retailing and perhaps in all of American business, has just plunked … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 7th, 2013
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What Exactly is Motorola Hiding With the X8?

Last week, Motorola announced their new line of Droid phones for Verizon.  Three of the features they stressed the most were “up to 32-48 hours battery life”, case configurability, and what they called the “Motorola … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / August 6th, 2013

Steve Jobs And The Radical Innovation Of Fair Prices For Great Products

I’ll trade you one Twitter re-tweet and a Facebook Like for two LinkedIn endorsements. Deal? How about if I throw in a recommendation on Yelp? In a world where it seems as if everything has … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 5th, 2013
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The Motorola Mystery Deepens

The Moto X is a phone. It’s a little newer than your phone. It will be available for sale in late August. This is the true story of the Motorola Moto X. –“The Amazing True … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 2nd, 2013
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Korus: A Superior Multi-Room, Wireless Audio Solution

For the last few years, casual home speakers have seen a resurgence, proceeded by the popularity of high-end headphones used on smartphones and tablets.  Sonos has run away with the wireless, multi-room consumer speaker system … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / August 1st, 2013

Nvidia’s Shield Was Built for Folks Like Me

I’m right in the sweet spot of Nvidia’s target demographic for Shield. I’m a hard core gamer, I play mainly console games and not as much PC games. Life and career have taken more time … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 31st, 2013
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A Microsoft Without Client Software: It Could Be the Future

It’s easy to forget today but Microsoft got its start as a highly disruptive company. The IBM PC running Microsoft software revolutionized business computing in the 1980s, bringing down the priesthood of the mainframe. As … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 31st, 2013

Are The New Nexus 7 Improvements Enough to Dethrone the iPad mini?

It’s hard to believe that 13 months ago, the preferred tablet form factor was 10” and Android was literally nowhere in tablets.  Then came the first Nexus 7 at Google IO in June 2012, Kindle … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / July 30th, 2013

Marissa Mayer Neuters The Cowboy Coder

“All the speed he took, all the turns he’d taken and the corners he’d cut in Night City, and still he’d see the matrix in his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 29th, 2013

Beating The Dead Horse That Is Microsoft Windows (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part series focusing on what’s gone wrong with Microsoft Windows. If you want to read part 1, click here. If you want to know what’s gone wrong with Microsoft … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 25th, 2013
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Tablets, Seasonality, and Adoption Cycles

There is an interesting shift happening in the hardware release cycle of the computing industry. When the PC was the only game in town bi-annual release schedules were the norm. Now with the increased growth … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 24th, 2013
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Why We Welcome Commentary on Our Columns

One of the most important parts of our TechPinions columns is the comment section at the end of each column. As editors, we highly vet each column as we are extremely committed to writing and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 23rd, 2013

We Took Grandpa’s Keys Away. Now We Have To Take His iPhone.

Is there any more magical device than the iPhone? With this amazingly light, utterly beautiful device, we can call and text, email, video chat, play games, watch television, read the great books of history. We … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 22nd, 2013

Why Netflix Already Won at the Emmys

I had the opportunity of going to the first Cable Show that HBO showed their product at many years ago. In those days, the big networks were ABC, CBS and NBC. While cable was gaining … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 22nd, 2013

Silicon Valley Is For Winners Only

Though I live in the richest area of the country – and during the richest epoch in humanity – whenever I spot a Powerball billboard and the number is over $100 million, I nonetheless fantasize … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 19th, 2013

Beating The Dead Horse That Is Microsoft Windows (Part 1)

Few people enjoy beating a dead horse more than I do, but man, beating up on Microsoft Windows is simply no fun anymore…because everybody’s doing it. The defining company of the PC era — which … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 18th, 2013

To Touch or Not to Touch, That is the Question

This is an excerpt from an analysis on the strategic errors of Windows 8 and the philosophy behind the product that was written for our Tech.pinions Insiders Members. To learn more about Tech.pinions Insiders click … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 17th, 2013
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When Microsoft Ruled Tech: An Elegy

Almost 20 years ago, when Microsoft was king, I became a full time tech writer after many years of writing about economics and politics and working as an editor. As I watch Microsft struggling to … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 17th, 2013

Pebble: The Nerd’s Watch

Ben Bajarin wrote a nice piece last week entitled “The Challenge of Wearable Computing”, where he talks about the challenges of wearables and offers some suggestions to developers to improve their chances for success. In … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / July 16th, 2013
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Text Me, Don’t Call Me

I find it interesting to look at how communication has evolved. In particular to where we are today where with certain generations non-verbal real-time communication has become the majority of interactions. I come across this … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 14th, 2013
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